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• Two other Padres on Minor League rehabilitation assignments with El Paso -- second baseman Jedd Gyorko (left foot plantar fasciitis) and shortstop Everth Cabrera (left hamstring strain) -- were set to play nine innings Saturday for the Chihuahuas and might not be far off from rejoining the Padres, said Black. Gyorko is hitting .300 in 20 at-bats in his rehabilitation stint while Cabrera had a .308 average in 13 at-bats going into Saturday's game.

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